1 Your HTC Vivid User guide
2 2 Contents Contents Getting started Inside the box 8 HTC Vivid 8 Back cover 10 SIM card 12 Storage card 13 Battery 14 Switching the power on or off 16 Entering your PIN 17 Finger gestures 17 Setting up HTC Vivid for the first time 18 Ways of getting contacts into HTC Vivid 18 Home screen 19 Basics Adjusting the volume 20 Sleep mode 20 Status icons 21 Notifications 22 Switching between recently opened apps 24 Using Quick Settings 24 Where apps, data, and files are stored 25 Connecting your phone to a computer 26 Copying files to or from the phone storage or storage card 26 Transferring contacts from your old phone 27 Copying and sharing text 28 Printing 29 Personalizing Making HTC Vivid truly yours 31 Personalizing HTC Vivid with scenes 31 Changing your wallpaper 32 Applying a new skin 33 Personalizing your Home screen with widgets 33 Adding apps and other shortcuts on your Home screen 34 Rearranging or removing widgets and icons on your Home screen 35 Personalizing the launch bar 35 Grouping apps into a folder 36 Rearranging the Home screen 37 Personalizing with sound sets 38
3 3 Contents Rearranging application tabs 39 Customizing the lock screen style 40 Phone calls Making a call with Smart dial 41 Using Speed dial 41 Calling a phone number in a text message 42 Calling a phone number in an 42 Calling a phone number in a Calendar event 42 Making an emergency call 42 Receiving calls 42 What can I do during a call? 43 Setting up a conference call 45 Internet calls 45 Call history 46 Home dialing 47 Call services 47 Messages About the Messages app 48 Sending a text message (SMS) 48 Sending a multimedia message (MMS) 49 Resuming a draft message 50 Checking your messages 50 Replying to a message 51 Forwarding a message 51 WAP push messages 52 Managing message conversations 52 Backing up your text messages 53 Setting message options 54 Search and Web browser Searching HTC Vivid and the Web 55 Browsing the Web 55 Downloading files and apps 57 Viewing bookmarks and previously visited pages 58 Syncing your bookmarks with Google Chrome 59 Setting browser options 60 Camera Camera basics 61 Before capturing 61 Taking a photo 62 Recording video 63 Camera scenes 63 Taking a panoramic photo 63 Taking continuous camera shots 65 Taking a high dynamic range (HDR) photo 65 Changing camera settings 65
4 4 Contents Photos, videos, and music Gallery 66 Music 72 Connected Media 76 HTC services HTC Watch 77 Accounts and sync What online accounts can you sync with? 81 Syncing with a Google Account 81 Adding a social network account 82 Managing your online accounts 82 People About the People app 83 Your contacts list 83 Setting up your profile 84 Importing contacts from your SIM card 84 Adding a new contact 85 Setting contact search options 85 Importing a contact from an Exchange ActiveSync account 85 Merging contact information 86 Backing up your contacts to the storage card 86 Contact information and conversations 87 Sending contact information 88 Contact groups 89 Adding People widgets 90 Social Facebook for HTC Sense 92 Twitter for HTC Sense 92 About Friend Stream 92 Updating your status in Friend Stream 93 Enjoying Facebook in Friend Stream 93 Tweeting in Friend Stream 94 Using Facebook chat 95 Chatting in Google Talk 96 Using Google+ 96 Gmail 97 Mail 98 Calendar About Calendar 105 Creating an event 105 Calendar views 106
5 5 Contents Managing Calendar events 106 Accepting or declining a meeting invitation 107 Setting reminders for your events 107 Dismissing or snoozing event reminders 108 Showing or hiding calendars 108 Changing Calendar settings 108 Maps and location Location settings 109 HTC Footprints 109 Google Maps 111 Google Play and other apps Getting apps from Google Play 114 Using the Clock 115 Checking Weather 117 Reading news feeds 118 Keeping track of your stocks 119 Watching videos on YouTube 120 Listening to FM Radio 121 Sharing games and apps 121 Productivity Working on documents 122 Recording your voice 123 Taking notes 123 Completing tasks 126 HTC Sync About HTC Sync 128 Setting up HTC Sync to recognize HTC Vivid 129 Syncing songs and playlists 129 Syncing photos and videos 129 Syncing your calendar events 130 Syncing your contacts 130 Syncing your web bookmarks 131 Syncing documents and attachments 131 Installing an app from your computer to HTC Vivid 132 Syncing another device with your computer 132 Keyboard Using the onscreen keyboard 133 Entering words with predictive text 134 Entering text by speaking 136 Entering text by tracing 136 Internet connections Data connection 137 Wi-Fi 138
6 6 Contents Connecting to a virtual private network (VPN) 139 Using HTC Vivid as a modem (USB tethering) 141 Sharing your data connection using Mobile Hotspot 141 Connecting to the Internet through a computer 142 Bluetooth Bluetooth basics 143 Connecting a Bluetooth headset or car kit 143 Disconnecting or unpairing from a Bluetooth device 144 Sending information using Bluetooth 145 Receiving information using Bluetooth 146 Security Protecting your SIM card with a PIN 148 Protecting HTC Vivid with a screen lock 148 Encrypting data on HTC Vivid 149 Settings Changing display settings 151 Changing sound settings 152 Changing the display language 153 Checking battery usage 153 Managing memory 154 Backing up settings to Google 155 Accessibility settings 156 Checking information about HTC Vivid 156 Choosing which app opens when you tap a data item 156 Update and reset Updating the HTC Vivid software 157 Restarting HTC Vivid 157 Resetting HTC Vivid 158 Trademarks and copyrights Index
7 7 Conventions used in this guide Conventions used in this guide In this user guide, we use the following symbols to indicate useful and important information: This is a note. A note often gives additional information, such as what happens when you choose to do or not to do a certain action. A note also provides information that may only be applicable to some situations. This is a tip. A tip gives you an alternative way to do a particular step or procedure, or lets you know of an option that you may find helpful. This indicates important information that you need in order to accomplish a certain task or to get a feature to work properly. This provides safety precaution information, that is, information that you need to be careful about to prevent potential problems.
8 8 Getting started Getting started Inside the box You will find the following inside the box: HTC Vivid Battery USB cable Power adapter Quick start guide Safety and regulatory guide HTC Vivid Front panel 1. HOME 2. MENU 3. BACK 4. SEARCH 5. Touch screen 6. Front camera 7. Ear piece
9 9 Getting started Top panel mm headset jack 2. POWER Left and right panels 1. USB connector 2. VOLUME controls Back panel 1. Microphone 2. Back cover 3. 8 megapixel camera 4. Dual LED flash 5. Speaker
10 10 Getting started Back cover Removing the back cover Remove the back cover to access the battery compartment, SIM card slot, and storage card slot. Make sure to switch off HTC Vivid before removing the back cover. 1. Securely hold HTC Vivid facing down. 2. With your thumbs, push the back cover up to unlock it. 3. With your finger, lift up the back cover from the bottom side to remove it.
11 11 Getting started Replacing the back cover Your phone s antennas are placed underneath the back cover. To get the best signal for calls, data connection, and GPS navigation, be sure to secure the back cover tightly to the phone. 1. Insert the back cover tabs into the openings on your phone's back panel. 2. Press down the back cover to lock it into place. You ll hear a click when the back cover is locked in place.
12 12 Getting started SIM card The SIM card contains your phone number, service details, and memory for storing phonebook contacts and/or text messages. Inserting the SIM card 1. Take the back cover off. 2. Remove the battery. 3. With the SIM card s gold contacts facing down and its cut-off corner facing out, insert the SIM card all the way into the SIM card slot. Removing the SIM card Make sure to switch off HTC Vivid before removing your SIM card. 1. Take the back cover off. 2. Remove the battery. 3. With your thumb, slide the SIM card out from the SIM card slot.
13 13 Getting started Storage card Use a storage card to store your photos, videos, and music. Inserting the storage card 1. Take the back cover off. 2. Remove the battery. 3. Insert the microsd card into the storage card slot with its gold contacts facing down and push it into place. Removing the storage card If HTC Vivid is on, you must first "unmount" the storage card before removing it to prevent corrupting or damaging the files in the storage card. 1. Take the back cover off. 2. Remove the battery. 3. Slide the storage card out from its slot. Unmounting the storage card When you need to remove the storage card while HTC Vivid is on, unmount the storage card first to prevent corrupting or damaging the files in the storage card. 1. From the Home screen, press, and then tap Settings. 2. Tap Storage > Unmount SD card.
14 14 Getting started Battery HTC Vivid uses a rechargeable battery. How long the battery can last before it needs recharging depends on how you use HTC Vivid. The features and accessories you use can affect battery life. For example, leaving your Bluetooth connection always on uses more power. Long phone calls and frequent web browsing use up a lot of battery power. Also, consider your location: poor signal strength from your mobile network and extreme temperature make the battery work harder. Removing the battery film Before using HTC Vivid for the first time, you need to remove the thin film that's underneath the battery. 1. Take the back cover off. 2. Pull the flap of the thin film out, and then remove it from the battery compartment. Removing the battery 1. Take the back cover off. 2. With your thumb or finger, lift the battery from the battery compartment.
15 15 Getting started Inserting the battery Please use only original batteries that came in the box or replacements that we recommend. 1. Take the back cover off. 2. Insert the battery (with its exposed copper contacts first) into the battery compartment.
16 16 Getting started Charging the battery Before you turn on and start using HTC Vivid, it is recommended that you charge the battery. The battery is already installed in HTC Vivid when shipped. A thin film is inserted between the battery and the compartment. You need to remove this film before you can charge the battery. Only the power adapter and USB cable provided in the box must be used to charge the battery. Do not remove the battery from HTC Vivid while you are charging it using the power or car adapter. 1. Insert the small end of the USB cable into the USB connector. 2. Insert the other end of the USB cable into the power adapter. 3. Plug in the power adapter to an electrical outlet to start charging the battery. As a safety precaution, the battery stops charging if it overheats. Switching the power on or off Switching the power on Press the POWER button. Easy. When you turn on HTC Vivid for the first time, you ll need to set it up. Switching the power off 1. If the display is off, press the POWER button to turn it back on, then unlock the screen. 2. Press and hold the POWER button for a few seconds. 3. When the Power options menu appears, tap Power off.
17 17 Getting started Entering your PIN Most SIM cards come with a PIN (personal identification number) set by your mobile operator. If you re asked for a PIN, enter it and then tap OK. If you enter the wrong PIN three times, your SIM card is blocked. No problem. Just contact your mobile operator and ask for the PUK (PIN Unblocking Key). Finger gestures Tap Press and hold Swipe or slide Drag Flick Rotate Pinch Two-finger scrolling When you want to type using the keyboard, select items onscreen such as application and settings icons, or press onscreen buttons, simply tap them with your finger. To open the available options for an item (for example, a contact or link in a web page), simply press and hold the item. To swipe or slide means to quickly drag your finger vertically or horizontally across the screen. Press and hold your finger with some pressure before you start to drag. While dragging, do not release your finger until you have reached the target position. Flicking the screen is similar to swiping, except that you need to swipe your finger in light, quicker strokes. This finger gesture is always in a vertical direction, such as when flicking the contacts or message list. For most screens, you can automatically change the screen orientation from portrait to landscape by turning HTC Vivid sideways. When entering text, you can turn HTC Vivid sideways to bring up a bigger keyboard. In some apps, like Gallery or the web browser, you can pinch the screen using two fingers (for example, thumb and index finger) to zoom in or zoom out when viewing a picture or a web page. In some apps that have sorting, like Mail or People, you can use two fingers to scroll the screen. The screen displays the sorting order, and you can easily scroll to the information you want.
18 18 Getting started Setting up HTC Vivid for the first time When you switch on HTC Vivid for the first time, you ll be asked to set it up. Just follow the onscreen instructions and you ll be up and running in no time. Some features that need to connect to the Internet such as location-based services and auto-sync of your online accounts may incur extra data fees. Don t worry. You can enable or disable them in settings later on. Ways of getting contacts into HTC Vivid There are several ways you can add contacts to HTC Vivid. You can sync HTC Vivid with contacts from your Google Account, computer, Facebook, and more. HTC Sync Gmail Facebook Phone contacts SIM card Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Transfer Sync the contacts from your old phone to your computer, and then use HTC Sync to sync HTC Vivid with your computer's Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express or Windows Contacts. Google contacts are imported to HTC Vivid after you sign in to your Google Account. You can also create more Google contacts right from HTC Vivid. Log in to your Facebook account to import your Facebook friends' contact information. You can choose to create and store contacts directly in HTC Vivid or transfer existing ones from your old phone. Copy all your SIM contacts to HTC Vivid. HTC Vivid syncs your work contacts from the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Server in your workplace. Use the Transfer app to transfer not only your contacts, but also calendar events and text messages from your old phone to HTC Vivid.
19 19 Getting started Home screen Your Home screen is where you make HTC Vivid your own. You can add your favorite applications, shortcuts, folders and widgets so they re always just a tap away. To find out how, see Personalizing on page 31. Extended Home screen As you start to do more things with HTC Vivid, you might find that one Home screen is not enough. No problem. Slide your finger horizontally to the left or right on the screen and you ll discover more space for adding icons, widgets, and more. Press to return to the main Home screen. Using Leap view To jump straight to the screen that you want, press or pinch the screen to show the Leap view. It reveals all Home screens as thumbnails. Just tap the one you want and you ll leap right there. In Leap view, if there's space to add a new screen, you can tap Add panel to do so. An empty Home screen appears and you can start customizing from there.
20 20 Basics Basics Adjusting the volume Adjusting the ringer volume Press the VOLUME buttons to adjust the ringer. The Ringer volume window appears on the screen to display the volume levels. While in the lowest ringer volume level (Silent mode), press VOLUME DOWN once to switch to Vibrate mode. The vibrate mode icon appears in the status bar. While in Vibrate mode, press VOLUME UP once to switch to silent mode. The speaker mute icon displays in the status bar. Adjusting the earpiece volume for calls During a call, press the VOLUME buttons. Adjusting the media volume When playing music or watching video, press the VOLUME buttons to adjust the volume. The Media volume window appears on the screen to display the volume level. Sleep mode Sleep mode saves battery power by putting HTC Vivid into a low power state while the display is off. It also stops accidental button presses when HTC Vivid is in your bag. You ll still receive messages and calls though, and missed calls and messages appear on the lock screen. To prevent missed calls or messages from appearing on the lock screen, press and then tap Settings > Privacy. Switching to Sleep mode Briefly press the POWER button to turn off the display and switch to Sleep mode. HTC Vivid also automatically goes into Sleep mode when it s idle for a while.
21 21 Basics Waking up from Sleep mode To wake HTC Vivid up manually, press the POWER button. You ll need to unlock the screen. HTC Vivid automatically wakes up when you have an incoming call. Unlocking the screen Pull the ring up to unlock the screen. If you have set up a screen unlock pattern, pin, or password, you will be asked to draw the pattern on the screen or enter the PIN or password before it unlocks. If you've set an event reminder or an alarm, you can drag or to the ring to snooze or dismiss the event or alarm. Opening an app from the lock screen On the lock screen, drag an app icon to the ring to unlock the screen and directly go to the app. The shortcuts on the lock screen are the same apps as the ones on your Home screen's launch bar. To change the lock screen shortcuts, replace the apps on the launch bar. Status icons
22 22 Basics Signal strength Battery is low (20% remaining) EDGE/GPRS connected Battery is very low (10% or less remaining) EDGE/GPRS in use Silent mode 3G/HSPA connected Vibrate mode 3G/HSPA in use Microphone is mute 4G LTE connected Speakerphone is on 4G LTE in use Wired microphone headset connected Roaming Wired headset connected No signal Bluetooth is on No SIM card installed Connected to a Bluetooth device Connected to a Wi-Fi network Airplane mode Data synchronizing GPS is on Battery is full Alarm is set Battery is charging Notifications Notification LED The notification LED shows a:
23 23 Basics Solid green light when HTC Vivid is connected to the power adapter or a computer and the battery is fully charged. Flashing green light when you have a pending notification. Solid orange light when the battery is being charged. Flashing orange light when the battery level reaches very low. Notification icons Notification icons on the status bar make it easy for you to keep on top of your messages, calendar events, and alarms. Notifications panel When you get a new notification, you can open the Notifications panel to see what event notification or new information you've received. The Notifications panel lets you quickly switch between recently-opened apps, and also lets you easily turn on settings such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. 1. To open the Notifications panel, press and hold the status bar, then slide your finger downward. If you have several notifications, you can scroll down the screen to see them all. 2. To close the Notifications panel, press and hold the bottom bar of the panel, then slide your finger up the screen. Or just press.
24 24 Basics Switching between recently opened apps You can easily access apps you've just recently opened. 1. Press and hold. 2. Slide your finger up or down to see recently-opened apps. 3. Tap an app to open it. Using Quick Settings The Quick Settings tab lets you easily turn on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more, and also provides a quick shortcut to all HTC Vivid settings. 1. Press and hold the status bar, then slide your finger downward to open the Notifications panel. 2. Tap the Quick Settings tab.
25 25 Basics 3. Tap the On/Off switch next to an item to turn it off or on. 4. To access Wi-Fi settings, tap next to Wi-Fi connection. 5. To access all HTC Vivid settings, tap next to Additional settings. Where apps, data, and files are stored HTC Vivid uses these storage types: Apps and data storage Apps are installed to this storage, labeled as Internal storage in your phone settings. It also stores data such as your text messages, contacts you created or synchronized to your phone, account settings, and more. This storage is managed and carefully guarded by your phone since it contains your private information. When you connect your phone to your computer, this storage is not accessible from your computer. Storage contents will be erased when you do a factory reset. Make sure to back up your data before starting a factory reset. Some apps allow you to back up to your storage card, such as People. File storage This is another built-in storage, labeled as Phone storage in your phone settings. This is where you can store your files. When you connect your phone to your computer, this storage is accessible and you can copy files between them. When you do a factory reset, you can choose whether to keep or erase the storage contents. Storage card You can store your files such as photos, music, and videos to this removable storage. When you connect your phone to your computer, this storage is accessible and you can copy files between them.
26 26 Basics The default storage for your files, whether it's the Phone storage or your storage card, may vary from app to app. Some apps allow you to set the default storage. Connecting your phone to a computer Whenever you connect HTC Vivid to a computer using the USB cable, the Choose a connection type screen opens and lets you choose the type of USB connection. Select one of the following choices, and then tap Done: Charge only Disk drive Select this option if you only want to charge the battery while connected to your computer. Select this mode when you want to copy files between HTC Vivid and your computer. When on Disk drive mode, you will not be able to use apps on HTC Vivid that access the storage such as Camera. HTC Sync USB tethering Internet passthrough Select this option to synchronize contacts, calendar, and other information between your computer and HTC Vivid. When you do not have an Internet connection on your computer, you can select this mode to share the mobile data connection of HTC Vivid with your computer. If you don t have a data plan or you don t have access to a Wi-Fi network, you can select this mode to share your computer s Internet connection with HTC Vivid. Copying files to or from the phone storage or storage card You can copy your music, photos, and other files to HTC Vivid. 1. Connect HTC Vivid to your computer using the supplied USB cable. 2. On the Choose a connection type screen, select Disk drive, and then tap Done. Your computer recognizes accessible storages on HTC Vivid as removable disks. 3. Navigate to either the phone storage or storage card. 4. Copy the files from your computer to any of the removable disks, or vice versa. 5. After copying the files, unmount the removable disks (on the connected HTC Vivid) as required by your computer s operating system to safely disconnect HTC Vivid. If you want to keep HTC Vivid connected to the computer but want it to be able to access the phone storage or storage card, open the Notifications panel, tap Disk drive, select an option except Disk drive, and then tap Done.
27 27 Basics Transferring contacts from your old phone Easily transfer contacts from your old phone to HTC Vivid through Bluetooth. Depending on your old phone s model, you may also transfer other types of data such as calendar events and text messages to HTC Vivid. 1. From the Home screen, tap > Transfer. 2. Tap Next to begin. 3. Choose your old phone's name and model. 4. On your old phone, turn Bluetooth on and set it to discoverable mode. 5. On HTC Vivid, tap Next to continue. HTC Vivid automatically turns Bluetooth on and searches for Bluetooth devices. 6. From the device list, choose your old phone and then tap Next. HTC Vivid then tries to pair with your old phone. You ll see a security passkey on the screen. 7. On your old phone, enter this passkey or simply confirm it. 8. Select the Contacts check box (and other supported types of data you want to import), and then tap Next. 9. When HTC Vivid finishes importing data, tap Done.
28 28 Basics Copying and sharing text In apps such as the web browser and Mail, you can select and copy text, and then paste or share it. Selecting text 1. Press and hold on a word. 2. Drag the start and end markers to highlight the surrounding text you want to select. To copy the address of a linked webpage, press and hold the link, and then tap Copy link URL. Copying and pasting text 1. After you have selected the text you want to copy, tap Copy. The selected text is then copied to the clipboard. 2. In a text entry field (for example while composing an ), press and hold at the point where you want to paste the text. 3. Tap Paste. Sharing text 1. After you have selected the text you want to share, tap Share. 2. Choose where to paste and share the selected text, such as in an message or social network status update.
29 29 Basics Printing Connect HTC Vivid to a supported printer and print out documents, , meeting invitations, photos, and more. Both printer and HTC Vivid must be turned on and connected to the same local network. Connect HTC Vivid to the local network using Wi-Fi. To learn how to connect the printer to a local network, refer to your printer user guide. The local network must not be behind a firewall. 1. While in an app such as Internet, Mail, Calendar, or Polaris Office, open the item you want to print. 2. Press, and then tap Print (or More > Print). 3. On the Print screen, tap the printer you want to use. 4. If there's more than one page to print, set the page range that you want. Tap Advanced to set the page size, print layout, and page orientation, and choose if you want to print in color or black and white. 5. Tap Print. You can check the printing details by opening the Notifications panel, and then tapping the item you're printing. Printing a photo 1. While in Gallery, open the photo you want to print. 2. Tap the photo. A menu appears. 3. Tap More > Print, and then tap the printer you want to use. 4. Tap Print. You can check the printing details by opening the Notifications panel, and then tapping the item you're printing. Adding a printer If your printer does not show up in the list, you must add it. The printer must be in the same Wi-Fi network that you are using. 1. From the Print screen, tap Add printer. 2. Enter the IP address of the printer that you want to add and choose a port. If you do not know the IP address of the printer, ask for help from your network administrator.
30 30 Basics 3. Tap Next, and then select the manufacturer and model of the printer. 4. Tap Save. The printer appears on the list and you can tap it to print your photo or document.
31 31 Personalizing Personalizing Making HTC Vivid truly yours Make HTC Vivid look and sound just the way you want it. Personalize it with a different wallpaper, skin, ringtone, and notification sound for events such as incoming text, , and calendar reminders. Press and hold on an empty space on your Home screen, and then choose what you want to customize. Personalizing HTC Vivid with scenes HTC Vivid becomes multiple phones in one when you use scenes. Scenes are personalized Home screen layouts that you can quickly apply. By switching between scenes, you instantly turn HTC Vivid into your perfect weekend phone, travel phone, work phone, or pure play phone. Everytime you add or modify something on the Home screen, HTC Vivid automatically saves your changes to the current scene selected. Using a preset scene HTC Vivid features preset scenes, each preconfigured with a different wallpaper and collection of widgets that reflect different moments in your life. You can choose a scene that is suitable for work, play, travel, or your social life. 1. Press and hold on an empty space on your Home screen to open the Personalize screen. 2. On the Display tab, tap Scene. 3. Slide your finger on the screen from right to left to select the scene you want. 4. Tap Apply. Creating a new scene You ll start with an empty Home screen when you create a new scene. 1. Press and hold on an empty space on your Home screen to open the Personalize screen. 2. On the Display tab, tap Scene. 3. Press, and then tap New.
32 32 Personalizing 4. Enter a new scene name, then tap Done. 5. Personalize the scene by adding widgets and other elements, arranging the Home screen layout, and changing the skin or wallpaper. All of your changes will be automatically saved to this scene. Renaming a scene 1. Press and hold on an empty space on your Home screen to open the Personalize screen. 2. On the Display tab, tap Scene. 3. Slide your finger on the screen from right to left to select the scene you want to rename. 4. Press and hold a scene thumbnail, and then tap Rename. 5. Enter a new scene name. 6. Tap Done. Deleting scenes 1. Press and hold on an empty space on your Home screen to open the Personalize screen. 2. On the Display tab, tap Scene. 3. Press, and then tap Delete. 4. Slide your finger on the screen from right to left to browse through scenes, then tap one or more scenes you want to delete. 5. Tap Delete. Changing your wallpaper Pick your favorite photo as your Home wallpaper. Choose from the available wallpapers, or use any photo you've taken with the camera. 1. Press and hold on an empty space on your Home screen to open the Personalize screen. 2. On the Display tab, tap Wallpaper. 3. Tap one of the following: Gallery Choose an existing photo and crop it. HTC wallpapers Choose a preset wallpaper, and then tap Preview. Live wallpapers Choose a preset animated wallpaper, and then tap Preview. If the animated wallpaper you chose can be customized, tap Settings. 4. Tap Save or Apply.
33 33 Personalizing Applying a new skin Personalize beyond the Home screen by applying a new skin. Skins give a different look and feel to most onscreen buttons, application screens, option menus, and other items. 1. Press and hold on an empty space on your Home screen to open the Personalize screen. 2. On the Display tab, tap Skin. 3. Slide your finger on the screen from right to left to select the skin you want. 4. Tap Apply. Personalizing your Home screen with widgets Widgets put at-a-glance important information and media content up front on your Home screen. Some widgets are already added to your Home screen for your convenience. You can add more from the available selections of widgets. Adding a widget to your Home screen 1. Press and hold on an empty space on your Home screen to open the Personalize screen. 2. On the Add to home tab, tap Widget. 3. Select a widget that you want. 4. Most HTC widgets are available in a variety of designs and sizes to suit your needs. Slide your finger on the screen from right to left to view the different styles, and then tap Select to choose one. You can also add widgets that allow you to quickly switch on or off certain settings such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Scroll down the widgets list, tap Settings, and then tap the widget that you want.
34 34 Personalizing Changing the settings of a widget You can modify basic settings of some widgets (for example, the People and Mail widgets) from the Home screen. 1. Press and hold a widget on your Home screen, and then drag it to. The relevant screen where you can change some settings for this widget then opens. 2. Customize the widget settings. Adding apps and other shortcuts on your Home screen Place apps you often use on your Home screen. You can also add shortcuts to frequently used settings, bookmarked webpages, and more. 1. Press and hold on an empty space on your Home screen to open the Personalize screen. 2. On the Add to home tab, choose whether to add an app or a shortcut. To add an app, you can also tap empty area on your Home screen., press and hold an app, and then drag it to an
35 35 Personalizing Rearranging or removing widgets and icons on your Home screen Moving a widget or icon 1. Press and hold the widget or icon you want to move. 2. Drag the widget or icon to a new location on the screen. You can pause at the left or right edge of the screen to drag the widget or icon onto another Home screen panel. When you drag an icon to a spot that s occupied by another icon, the occupant automatically moves away to give room. 3. When the widget or icon is where you want it, lift your finger. Removing a widget or icon 1. Press and hold the widget or icon you want to remove, and then drag it to. 2. When the widget or icon turns red, lift your finger. Personalizing the launch bar The launch bar on your Home screen gives you one-touch access to commonly used apps. You can replace the apps on the launch bar with other apps you often use. 1. Press and hold the app you want to replace, and then drag it out of the launch bar. 2. Tap to go to the All apps screen. 3. Press and hold an app, and then drag it to the empty slot on the launch bar. You can also place shortcuts to settings or information on the launch bar. Add a shortcut first to the Home screen, and then drag it to the launch bar. The apps or shortcuts you see on the lock screen are the same as the ones on the launch bar.
36 36 Personalizing Grouping apps into a folder Use folders to group apps on the launch bar or your Home screen to free up space so you can add more apps. 1. Press and hold an app, and then drag it over to another app to automatically create a folder. 2. To add another app, press and hold and then drag it over to the folder. Repeat this process to add more apps. You can also add shortcuts to settings or information. Add a shortcut first to the Home screen, and then drag it over to the folder. Renaming a folder 1. Tap the folder to open it. 2. Tap the folder window s title bar. 3. Enter a new folder name. 4. Tap outside the folder to close it. Removing items from a folder 1. Tap the folder to open it. 2. Press and hold an app or shortcut, and then drag it out of the folder. Repeat this process to remove more items. If there's only one item left in the folder, the folder ungroups the last item and removes itself automatically.
37 37 Personalizing Rearranging the Home screen Reorder your Home screen panels in any way that fits how you use them. For example, move the panels with frequently-used widgets, shortcuts, and folders closer to the main Home screen. The main Home screen is the panel that is bordered by a thin line in Leap view. 1. Pinch the Home screen to show the Leap view. 2. Press and hold the thumbnail of the home screen you want to move. HTC Vivid then vibrates. Don t lift your finger just yet. 3. Drag the thumbnail to its new position, and then lift your finger. Removing a Home screen panel If you feel you need fewer Home screens, you can remove some. 1. On the Home screen, pinch the touch screen or press to go to Leap view. 2. Press and hold the panel you want to remove. Don't lift your finger just yet. 3. Drag the panel to. Adding back a Home screen panel Add back a Home screen if you have more widgets, apps, and shortcuts that you want to access right away. 1. On the Home screen, pinch the touch screen or press to go to Leap view. 2. Tap. A new Home screen appears. You can start adding widgets, apps, and shortcuts.
38 38 Personalizing Personalizing with sound sets Each sound set gives you a different combination of sounds for your ringtone and notifications such as incoming messages, , calendar event reminders, and more. By switching between sound sets, you can instantly make HTC Vivid ring or alert you with fun sounds when you're out with friends or change to subtle sounds while you're at work. Choosing a preset sound set 1. Press and hold on an empty space on your Home screen to open the Personalize screen. 2. On the Sound tab, tap Sound set. 3. On the Sound sets screen, tap a sound set name. 4. You can tap to listen to the different sounds for that sound set. 5. Tap Apply. Creating a sound set 1. Press and hold on an empty space on your Home screen to open the Personalize screen. 2. On the Sound tab, tap Sound set. 3. On the Sound sets screen, tap. 4. Enter a new sound set name, and then tap Done. The newly created sound set is then added to the list of sound sets. You can assign different tones to the sound set to your preference. Changing your ringtone, notifications, and sounds 1. Press and hold on an empty space on your Home screen to open the Personalize screen. 2. On the Sound tab, tap Sound set. 3. Choose a sound set you want to customize, or create a new one, and then tap Apply. 4. Change the ringtone, notification sound, and alarm from the Personalize screen. Go to the Messages, Mail, and Calendar apps to choose sounds for new messages, , and calendar reminders respectively. HTC Vivid automatically saves your choices to the current sound set.
39 39 Personalizing Deleting sound sets 1. Press and hold on an empty space on your Home screen to open the Personalize screen. 2. On the Sound tab, tap Sound set. 3. Press, and then tap Delete. 4. Select one or more sound sets you want to delete. 5. Tap Delete. Rearranging application tabs You can rearrange the tabs at the bottom of some apps to prioritize the types of information you frequently use. You can also add or remove tabs. 1. Open an app that has the usual tabs at the bottom of its screen. 2. Press and hold the current tab until the screen changes and shows a message about rearranging tabs. 3. You can: Change the order of the tabs. Press and hold a tab, and then drag it to its new position. Drag a tab into or out of the bottom row to add or remove it. 4. When you re done, press.
40 40 Personalizing Customizing the lock screen style Choose from a selection of lock screen backgrounds. 1. Press and hold on an empty space on your Home screen to open the Personalize screen. 2. On the Display tab, tap Lock screen style. 3. Slide your finger left or right to choose a lock screen style. 4. Tap the lock screen style to see a preview. If you want to further customize it, tap Settings. 5. Tap Apply. The shortcuts on the lock screen are the same apps as the ones on your Home screen's launch bar. To change them, you'll have to replace the apps on the launch bar.
41 41 Phone calls Phone calls Making a call with Smart dial You can either dial a number directly, or use Smart dial to quickly place a call. Smart dial searches and calls a stored contact or a number from your call history. 1. On the Home screen, tap. 2. Enter the phone number or first few letters of the contact s name. 3. From the list, tap a contact to call. To check other phone numbers associated with the contact, tap contact name. beside the 4. To hang up, tap End Call. Using Speed dial Use Speed dial to call a phone number with a single tap. For example, if you assign a contact s number to the number 2 key, you can just press and hold 2 to dial the number. The number 1 key is generally reserved for your voic . Press and hold this key to call voic and retrieve your voic messages. Assigning a speed dial key 1. On the Home screen, tap. 2. Press, and then tap Speed dial >. 3. Select a contact from the list. 4. On the Speed dial screen, choose the phone number of the contact to use, and a speed dial key to assign. 5. Tap Save. You can also set a speed dial key in People. Tap a contact, press select Set speed dial (or More > Set speed dial)., and then
42 42 Phone calls Calling a phone number in a text message 1. Tap the phone number within the message. 2. Tap Call. To call the message sender, tap the received message, and then tap Call on the options menu. Calling a phone number in an 1. Tap the phone number in the body. 2. Tap Call. Calling a phone number in a Calendar event 1. Open an event in Calendar. 2. On the Event details screen, tap the phone number. 3. Tap Call. You'll see event details such as the conference call ID or meeting PIN code on the Phone dialer screen. Making an emergency call In some regions, you can make emergency calls from HTC Vivid even if you don t have a SIM card installed or your SIM card has been blocked. 1. On the Home screen, tap. 2. Dial the emergency number for your locale, and then tap Call. Receiving calls When you receive a phone call from a contact, the Incoming call screen appears. You can use the polite ringer and pocket mode features for receiving calls. To find out how, see Changing sound settings on page 152. Answering a call Do one of the following: If the display is locked when you get a call, drag to the Lock screen ring. If the display is on when you get a call, tap Answer.
43 43 Phone calls Rejecting a call Do one of the following: If the display is locked when you get a call, drag to the Lock screen ring. If the display is on when you get a call, tap Decline. Press the POWER button twice to reject a call. Muting the ringing sound without rejecting the call Do one of the following: Press the VOLUME DOWN or VOLUME UP button. Press the POWER button. Place HTC Vivid face down on a level surface. If HTC Vivid is already facing down, it will still ring when there are subsequent incoming calls. Look who's calling Every time you make a call or your friend gives you a ring, you get to see your friend s latest social network status update right on the call screen. You ll also see a birthday reminder, if your friend s birthday will happen within one week. What can I do during a call? When a call is in progress, you can turn the speakerphone on, place the call on hold, and more. Putting a call on hold To put the call on hold, press hold call icon. and then tap Hold. The status bar then displays the To resume the call, press and then tap Unhold.
44 44 Phone calls Switching between calls If you re already in a call and you accept another call, you can switch between the two calls. 1. When you receive another call, tap Answer to accept the second call and put the first call on hold. 2. To switch between the calls, tap the person you want to talk to on the screen. 3. To end the current call and return to the other call, tap End call. Turning the speakerphone on during a call To decrease potential damage to your hearing, do not hold HTC Vivid to your ear when the speakerphone is on. Do one of the following: Flip HTC Vivid over during a call (be sure that Flip for speaker is selected in > > Settings > Sound). On the call screen, tap. The speakerphone icon appears in the status bar when the speakerphone is on. To turn the speakerphone off, just flip HTC Vivid over again, facing it up. Or tap again. Muting the microphone during a call On the call screen, tap to toggle between turning the microphone on or off. When the microphone is turned off, the mute icon appears in the status bar. Ending a call Do one of the following to end the call: On the call screen, tap End call. Slide open the Notifications panel, then tap. If the phone number of the person who called is not in your contacts list, you can choose to save the number to your contacts list after you hang up.
45 45 Phone calls Setting up a conference call Conference calling with your friends, family, or co-workers is easy. Make the first call (or accept a call), and then simply dial each subsequent call to add it to the conference. Make sure your SIM card is enabled with conference calling service. Contact your mobile operator for details. 1. Make a call to the first conference call participant. 2. When connected, press, tap Add call, and then dial the number of the second participant. The first participant is put on hold. 3. When connected to the second participant, tap merge. 4. To add another participant, tap on the conference call screen, and then dial the number of the contact. 5. When connected, tap to add the participant to the conference call. 6. To talk to a person in the conference call in private, tap and then select Private call on the options menu. To end the call with a participant, tap and then tap Finish call on the options menu. To end the conference call, tap End call. Internet calls When you're connected to a Wi-Fi network, you can make and receive calls through an Internet calling account. Before you add an Internet calling account, make sure that you've registered with an Internet calling service that supports voice calls over Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). Internet calls to phone numbers may incur additional fees. Adding an Internet calling account 1. From the Home screen, press, and then tap Settings > Call. 2. Under Internet call settings, tap Accounts. 3. Tap Add account. 4. Enter your account details. 5. Press to save your account. 6. To set HTC Vivid to receive Internet calls on your added account, tap the Receive incoming calls check box.
46 46 Phone calls Making an Internet call Make an Internet call to either your contact's Internet calling account or phone number. Call any of the following: Internet calling account Phone number In People, tap a contact who has an Internet calling account, and then tap Internet call. In Call History, tap an Internet call log. First, enable Internet calling for your outgoing calls. From the Home screen, press, and then tap Settings > Call. Tap Use Internet calling, and then select either For all calls when data network is available or Ask for each call. Call history Use Call History to check missed calls, your dialed numbers, and received calls. Returning a missed call You'll see the missed call icon in the status bar when you miss a call. 1. Slide open the Notifications panel to check who the caller is. 2. To return the call, tap the missed call notification. 3. Tap the caller s name or number on the Call History screen. Checking calls in the Call History 1. On the Home screen, tap. 2. Tap the Call History tab. 3. On the Call History screen, you can: Tap a name or number in the list to call. Press and hold a name or number in the list to display the options menu. Tap to check only the call history of a particular contact. Press, then tap View to display just a particular type of calls such as missed calls or outgoing calls. Adding a new phone number to your contacts from Call History 1. On the Call History screen, press and hold the phone number, and then tap Save to People. 2. Choose whether to create a new contact or save the number to an existing contact.
47 47 Phone calls Clearing the Call History list On the Call History screen, do one of the following: Remove one name or number Press and hold the name or number, and then tap Delete from call history. Clear the entire list Press, and then tap Remove call history. Tap Select all > Delete. Home dialing When you're on a trip abroad, it's easy to dial friends and family from home. Your home country code is automatically added when you call your contacts while roaming. But when manually entering a phone number to call, you need to enter a plus (+) sign and country code before the number. Changing the default country code for Home dialing 1. From the Home screen, press, and then tap Settings. 2. Tap Call > Phone settings > Home dialing settings. 3. Choose the country that you want from the country code dropdown list. 4. Tap OK. Turning off Home dialing If you prefer to manually enter complete phone numbers to call while roaming, you can turn off Home dialing. 1. From the Home screen, press, and then tap Settings > Call > Phone settings. 2. Clear the Home dialing check box. Call services You can change the settings of various phone services. Call services may include call forwarding, call waiting, voic , and more. Contact your mobile operator to find out about the availability of call services. To open call services, press from the Home screen, and then tap Settings > Call.
48 48 Messages Messages About the Messages app Keep in touch with important people in your life. Use the Messages app to compose and send text and multimedia messages. On the All messages screen, your sent and received messages are neatly grouped into conversations, by contact name or phone number. Sending a text message (SMS) 1. From the Home screen, tap > Messages. 2. Tap. 3. Enter a contact name or mobile number in the To field. Sending the message to a group of friends? Tap whom you want to send the message., and then select the contacts to 4. Tap the box that says Add text, and then enter your message. 5. Tap Send, or press to save the message as a draft. There is a limit on the number of characters for a single text message (displayed above the Send button). If you exceed the limit, your text message will be delivered as one but will be billed as more than one message. Your text message automatically becomes a multimedia message if you enter an address as the recipient, add a message subject, attach an item, or compose a very long message.
49 49 Messages Sending a multimedia message (MMS) 1. From the Home screen, tap > Messages. 2. Tap. 3. Enter a contact name, mobile number, or address in the To field. Sending the message to a group of friends? Tap whom you want to send the message., and then select the contacts to 4. To add a subject line, press, and then tap Add subject. 5. Tap the box that says Add text, and then enter your message. 6. Tap, and then choose an attachment type. 7. Select or browse for the item to attach. 8. After adding an attachment, tap to see options for replacing, viewing or removing your attachment. 9. Tap Send, or press to save the message as a draft. Creating a slideshow 1. After you've added either a photo, video, or audio in the multimedia message you re composing, tap > Slideshow. 2. Choose where you want to insert the next slide. 3. Right after adding a slide, do one of the following: Tap, and then choose to add a photo or a video. Tap > Audio to add music or a voice recording to a slide. Tap Add text, and then enter your caption. Tap to see options for replacing, viewing or removing your attachment. 4. Press, and then tap Preview. Tap once on the preview screen to see playback controls. 5. When finished, tap Send, or press to save the message as a draft. Can't find your contacts' addresses in Messages? If only phone numbers are showing up when you're entering a contact name, go to the Messages settings to enable displaying addresses. 1. If you've created a new message, press first to return to the All messages screen. 2. Press, and then tap Settings > General. 3. Select the Show address check box.